Overview

Flight - 1 night

Mandalay - 2 nights

Bagan - 2 nights

Kalaw - 1 night

Inle Lake - 2 nights

Yangon - 1 night

Flight - 1 night

Highlights of Burma

Exceptional value to visit Burma’s most iconic sites from the former British colonial capital of Mandalay and the pagodas of Bagan and Yangon to the hill station of Kalaw and Inle Lake

Gilded pagodas, spectacular archaeological sites, stunning mountains and a fascinating traditional culture and local life are among the reasons to visit Myanmar (Burma).

Bagan, a city of 3,000 pagodas, is one of Asia’s great archaeological treasures. According to Sir James Scott “Bagan is in many respects the most remarkable religious city in the world… the whole space is thickly studded with pagodas of all sizes and shapes… you cannot move a foot or hand without touching something sacred”. The view across Bagan Plain remains one of the most striking, redbrick pagodas interrupted by tall white spires reaching skywards.

Mandalay is the former British colonial capital and the market town for neighbouring mountain regions.

Magical Inle lake shows a unique aquatic way of life created when the local king refused permission for the Intha people to build on dry land. Villages, monasteries, temples and gardens rest serenely on stilts.

Burma’s main city, Yangon is a city of style and dilapidated grandeur with vibrant street life, busy river front and colonial architecture.

Key Features

Culture & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
UNESCO Site: Bagan
Improved Itinerary
5 Lunches and 6 Dinners
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 6 – 22

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Mandalay via Bangkok.

Day 2 On arrival transfer to the centrally located 3-star Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel for two nights. Welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3 Explore Mandalay and its nearly six centuries of royal history. Visit Shwe Inbien Monastery, the Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw and Mahamuni pagodas. Visit MahaganDayon and Bagaya monasteries at Amarapura. Enjoy a sunset boat ride by the 200-year old teak U-Bein Bridge, one of Burma’s most photographed landmarks. (B, L)

Day 4 Drive to Bagan (5 hrs). Two nights at the 3-star Famous Hotel, built like a Bagan temple. Private sunset boat on Burma’s iconic river, the Irrawaddy. (B, D)

Day 5 Full-day visit of Bagan and a selection of its many superbly preserved temples and pagodas, a remnant of medieval Bagan Empire’s lost city and imperial capital. Visit a lacquerware workshop. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Fly to Heho and travel to Pindaya to visit Pindaya Caves. A scenic drive up to Kalaw, a British colonial hill station (1320 m.). Visit Hnee Pagoda and the old railway station. Overnight at the historic 3-star Kalaw Heritage Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Travel to iconic Inle Lake (3 hrs) for two nights at the 4-star Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min located on the lake. Visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phe Chaung Monastery and Inpawkhon village. Explore one of Inle Lake markets. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Visit Shwe Indein, an amazing historical site of countless pagodas. Travel by boat to see the famous leg rowers and floating gardens. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Fly to vibrant Yangon. Visit Sule Pagoda, Secretariat office and enjoy a sunset at the golden Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the oldest and holiest shrines in Burma. Overnight at the central 4-star Sedona Hotel. (B)

Day 10 Optional visit to the reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi, Botataung Pagoda, a resting place of some of the country’s most sacred relics and Strand Road (£39, pre-bookable). Overnight flight to London via Bangkok. (B)

Day 11 Arrive London Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

2021

Mondays
per person in a twin/double room
Thai Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
January 25 £1875
February 15 £1895
March 8 £1795
October 18 £1895
November 15 £1995
December 6 £1975

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £295

Extension Options

Extension - Hua Hin
Amari Watergate, Bangkok & Centara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Hua Hin
5 nights £695

Extra Nights - Mandalay
Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel (per night) £40
Single Supplement £35

Extra nights - Yangon
Sedona Hotel (per night) £45
Single Supplement £40

Extra nights - Bangkok
Amari Watergate Hotel (per night) £95
Single Supplement £65
Arrival or departure transfer £25

Privately Guided

Add £575 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £750 
Arrival or departure transfer add £20

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, overseas airport taxes, optional excursions, tipping, any government or local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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